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Darius II Nothus


Tomb 4 at Naqš-i Rustam. Photo Marco Prins.
Tomb 4 at Naqš-i Rustam, believed to be the final resting place of Darius II Nothus
Darius II Nothus: Achaemenid king of the Persian Empire, ruled from 423 to 404.

Relatives:

Main deeds:

  • Accession between 24 December 424 and 10 January 423; his real name, Ochus, is replaced by Darius
  • 420: Revolt of Pissuthnes, satrap of Lydia
  • Wars against the Cadusians
  • 415: Tissaphernes suppresses the revolt op Pissuthnes; Amorges continues the rebellion
  • 413: Outbreak of the Ionian or Decelean War between Athens and Sparta; Tissaphernes tries to use the two Greek city states against each other
  • 412: Treaty with Sparta (text); the Spartans capture Amorges
  • Intervention in the Peloponnesian War (Diodorus, World History, 13.36.5, 13.38.4).
  • 410: Ethnic riots in Upper Egypt
  • 407: Cyrus the Younger made satrap of Lydia; he unconditionally supports Sparta against Athens
  • Death on 1, 2, or 3 April 404

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Succeeded by: Artaxerxes II Mnemon
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